The global-local nexus and Sustainable Forest Management: Institutional translations in Brazil and Caatinga biome

PhD defence

The global-local nexus and Sustainable Forest Management: Institutional translations in Brazil and Caatinga biome

PhD candidate Joana J (Joana) Mattei Faggin
Promotor prof.dr. BJM (Bas) Arts
Co-promotor dr. JH (Jelle) Behagel
Organisation Wageningen University, Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS), Forest and Nature Conservation Policy
Date

Fri 2 November 2018 13:30 to 15:00

Venue Auditorium, building number 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
362
6703 BG Wageningen
0317-483592

Summary

Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) strategies aim for the sustainable use of forest resources and to maintain forest-related ecosystem services for future generations. SFM is a central concept in international debates on forest governance. When SFM ‘travels’ from international debates to implementation on the ground, translations of the concept result in different outcomes. The PhD-thesis investigates these translations. It shows how rules, norms, and belief that are associated with SFM are translated to domestic and sub-national policy frameworks that affect Caatinga biome in Brazil. The results highlight that the global-local nexus of SFM is characterised by a complex set of translations. These involve governmental institutions, national and international food and timber markets, regional industries and businesses, administrative and technical capacities, and local communities. The thesis concludes that SFM translations are strongly linked to the consideration of the needs and interests of multiple actors that are active on all levels of governance.